Thank you for this article, Annik. I'm reading a book right now, Living Low Carb, Revised Edition by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, that also says carbs affect weight loss, that it's not just a "calories in/calories out" thing. I don't know if this is true for everybody, but it seems to be true for me. I yo-yo dieted for years and my diet of choice was always calorie counting. This time around, I am cutting back on carbs and something is definitely different. I'm not having the same hunger and cravings as I've always had before. This way is so much easier. My friends find it strange when I tell them this diet is easy, but compared to what I have always done, I really don't have a better way of explaining it. I'm not struggling. It's like my mind and body are finally working together. And I'm losing weight, so it's working for me.
Current Attempt (Slow Carb Diet, started July 19, 2013) <> Previous Attempt (Calorie-Counting, 2009)
= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
Stay between 145 lbs and 155 lbs